Apply directly to the forehead!
You'll add 20 points to your intelligence quotient!
Hogwash of course... I made that one up.
(And for those of you in Lichtenstein, I'm poking fun at a TV ad being shown every 15 minutes or so on U.S. television.) I'm absolutely certain an advertising agency could mount a campaign selling such a product, and it would no doubt make it's way into a number of homes.
(Hmmm. Maybe that's my way to that first million$$!)
So there's the theme for today's post... stuff bein' hawked on TV...
Does it work?
There's a new product being offered called "The Peticure". It appears to be sort of a high-speed grinding tool, designed specifically to take the place of the clippers I use to make Lucy's toenails bleed at a frequency that makes me sad. As in all these ads the product looks great, folks in the ad rave about it, and it's reasonably priced...
"Just $19.99! But wait, there's more!"
Some months ago Sara Jean scratched her sunglasses... a pair of "Serengeti Drivers" I gave her. She loved the glasses and bemoaned their loss.
To the rescue- The Lens Doctor!
All I had to do was buy this clear super-glue lookin' stuff and swab it onto the scratch with a cotton swab and presto! Her glasses would be like new, right?
Well, not so fast, bunky!
I decided to let my fingers do the walkin' on the internet before shelling out the cash, and found there are several sites that review many of the "miracle working" things being advertised on TV. Here's one of 'em.
"Tater Mitts", "Mighty Putty", "Sham Wow", that stuff that is supposed to do invisible repairs on torn leather goods... all of 'em are reviewed at one or another of these sites. Surprisingly, some of them actually work as advertised! (According to several reviews, "The Lens Doctor" doesn't.)
If you're curious, go take a look at what they say about "The Peticure". And before you pick up the phone to shell out the green for something that sounds too good to be true... find yourself a "Does it work?" review!
You'll be glad you did.